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Fast Facts

  • First acting role came in a grade-school production of Johnny Appleseed. Went on to study theater in college.
  • Member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, IL, since 1979; debuted in the 1980 play Bonjour, La Bonjour.  
  • Honored with her first Jeff Award, given for outstanding accomplishments in Chicago theater, in 1982. 
  • In 1986, made directorial stage debut in the two-play series Lydie Breeze.
  • Made Broadway debut in the 1990 stage version of The Grapes of Wrath.
  • First TV role was on the ABC comedy Roseanne in a 1992 episode called "Therapy."
  • Made cinematic debut in the 1992 comedy Mo' Money. 
  • Rejected role of Mattie Fae in the problematic comedy August: Osage County four times before she agreed to do it; her portrayal earned her a Tony Award.  
  • Landed the role of Peggy in the 2010 CBS comedy Mike & Molly.


  • 2008, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Winner


  • Steve Eich — Ex-husband


  • Illinois State University, Normal, IL (1977)

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  • Birth Place: Dixon, IL
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Director

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